Winter World (Google eBook)
From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions.
Examining everything from food sources in the extremely barren winter land-scape to the chemical composition that allows certain creatures to survive, Heinrich's Winter World awakens the largely undiscovered mysteries by which nature sustains herself through winter's harsh, cruel exigencies.
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Review: Winter World : The Ingenuity of Animal SurvivalUser Review - Donna - Goodreads
Excellent book describing many remarkable adaptations that animals have for surviving the cold. Heinrich is masterful at imparting scientific information in an engaging and understandable manner. It ... Read full review
Review: Winter World : The Ingenuity of Animal SurvivalUser Review - Ellen - Goodreads
I learned a great deal about animals in winter. Most of it was facinating. The author vacilated between storyteller and scientist. I had trouble with the scientific portions as my background is ... Read full review
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